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Top sights in Vienna
Vienna's Hofburg Palace ranks among the most popular tourist attraction in Austria, offering a window into the life and customs of the illustrious Habsburg family. Here are 5 fascinating facts to give you a taste of what awaits within its majestic walls.
The Hofburg Palace has been the home of countless Austrian rulers over the centuries. Today, it's the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria.
The gigantic palace comprises 18 wings and more than 2,000 different rooms. Due to the centuries of expansion, different architectural styles come together in a stunning ensemble.
Discover how the royals lived and visit the sumptuous apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. The beautifully maintained rooms are the Hofburg's top attraction.
The popular silver collection exhibits 7,000 objects that were necessary for running the imperial household, giving fascinating insight into the dining culture of the emperors.
Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sisi, is the most beloved of all Austrian empresses. She was honored with her own museum, which is one of the Hofburg's most popular attractions.
The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra regularly performs in the Hofburg Palace's sumptuous halls. Classical music lovers shouldn't miss out on this singular experience. Note that tickets for the concerts must be booked in advance.
It's simply impossible to see every part of the Hofsburg Palace's vast complex in a single day. Plan your visit in advance to make sure you see your top priorities. Alternatively, spread your visit over several days.
If you loved the Hofsburg Palace, don't miss out on the equally spectacular Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg's summer residence, also located in Vienna.
- When should I visit?
- Open September to June, 9:00AM to 5:30PM, July and August, 9:00AM to 6:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- Adult tickets start at € 12,50 and continue onwards depending on tours and packages selected.
- Will I need a guide?
- A tour is a great way to learn more about the history.
- How to get there
- Take the U3 to Herrengasse or trams 1, 2, D or J to Burgring.
- Additional information
- Wheelchairs can be rented free of charge with the deposit of an ID at the entrance.
- Filming and photographing are not allowed unless you have an official permit.
What people are saying about Hofburg Palace
The observation we would like to make that there was no information near the entrances into the arena. We arrived with what we thought was our seat ticket. Having stood in a queue for awhile to then be told we had to go all the way around to the ticket office to get our proper tickets. On arrival there it was very very busy and very very hot! We then queue again, got our tickets and went back to the side entrance, where we queued again. When we got to the young man checking tickets he could tell us we had to go around to the other side to go up to the gallery. Around the other side were 3 entrances which did not clearly show the correct entrance into the arena. So after a couple of attempts we found the right one and then eventually went up to find our seats. It was an extremely hot day and lots of visitors also finding it difficult to find where they should be. Please put up some posters telling visitors where to go, it would save a lot of time and effort for a lot of people. Thankyou
We visited the stables after we had seen the show, there was a wait in the main entrance where other people were also queuing up for other events so it got busy at times. We were grouped with a good English speaking guide and taken into the arena and then around the main stable block, we were asked NOT to take photos and were only permitted to in the tack room. We were able to see the horses feed in their individual stables and the guide gave us a brief commentary about the horses answering questions as we walked through, you kind of got the feeling that we were in the way as the grooms were trying to go about their daily routine with groups of people standing around. Under no circumstances were you allowed to touch the horses, but the experience overall was interesting and informative.
This was a three hour ride around central Vienna. The guide stopped at many of the city's significant sites and gave us a great overview of historical Vienna and today's Vienna. Her explanations were both understandable and entertaining. The pace of the ride was easy, and the guide made sure that no one was left behind. Much of the ride was on dedicated bike lanes or where there was little car traffic, so there was never any feeling of being unsafe. It did rain while we were on the tour, but the guide had us take shelter in a little cafe on the Judenplatz where we had hot drinks. Luckily the rain subsided after about 15 minutes and we were on our way. My wife and I agree that this bike tour was a highlight of our time in Vienna.
This particular tour is nice and different... Easy to understand, funny, witty, and above all- entertains. Wolfgang was able to break down very complicated Austrian history into parts that can be easily digested. I would have no reservations what’s so ever recommending this tour to others and I hope to do it again whenever I am in Vienna. Wolfgang (not Wolfe the George...), the tour guide is simply the best! Thank you!
We were the only two on this mornings tour and had our guides attention most of the time. A lovely place with lots of noteable poinrts shown and explained clearly. An early start meant less tourists, always nicer and cooler too. Highly recommend this tour.